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  1. As many times as Gus has me frustrated and scratching my head. I will praise him until the day I die for his timeout, putting in punt return team .... and as soon as Davis catches the ball, you can see the linemen pulling left already, while Bama is still watching. His intentional first steps to the right..... that was possibly the best coached play I have ever seen, at the biggest moment - we may run a dive play after every first down... we may not know how to use a tight end... we may not know how to throw the ball in the middle of the field... recruit OTs... or many other things.... but for that play at that time - Gus was the best coach on the planet for a moment in time. (and I know... we definitely payed him for it.... and we still are)
  2. a kid is not just pulled over, not ticketed... but arrested and spends jail time twice in two weeks - and you see nothing the guy did wrong? I want to think the best about our players as well - but clearly the kid did something wrong. we would be mocking any other fanbase if they said something like that about a player of theirs that was arrested twice in two weeks Hope he gets things strait.... young kids with too much free time without school, without sports, - lose discipline. hope they get back on campus soon
  3. It is somewhat insulting to those of us working in healthcare and fighting to identify, treat, and protect patients/families/those we work with - that we continue to try to disregard the impact of what is going on. This is not about total deaths, this is about people dying unnecessarily due to complete overwhelming of hospitals, ICUs and ventilator capacity in Many urban areas. If you want to compare this to the flu - go to NYC and look at the 1000 bed tent hospital in Central Park. Go to NOLA and see that they do not have ICU beds or vents - you can look at data in a vacuum, but the impact on the patients and families that have no access to healthcare is devastating and often fatal. If you live in NYC and have a need for medical attention - you have no access. My brother lives in the city with wife and 3 kids... and I have told him that if anyone gets sick they MUST start driving and get as far from the city as they can. You can't social distance with your population is stacked vertically .... so it has all hit at once - MG festival had the same impact on NOLA. this is not an over - reaction. This is not the flu. This is not swine flu. People don't remember swine flu because it did not overwhelm healthcare - COVID 19 has - in multiple places around the world. And it has not peaked yet - not even in the worst locations in the US. Projections are that NYC will continue to worsen for another week. Likely thousands more will die - many because they could not get the care that they needed, and would have been available otherwise.
  4. My thoughts on this.... Bama is not our measure of success at AU - but they are the gold standard right now. For all of Gus's failures, I would like to point out a pretty significant fact - make 3 lists for me. 1) list of other SEC coaches you would prefer to have over Gus (I anticipate several) 2) . List of coaches (from anywhere) that you think have an interest in taking a job right between the empire at UAT and the one growing quickly at UGA - having their success judged by their ability to beat these two programs NOW, immediately - knowing the expectations of this fan base. (I anticipate very few) 3) . List the active SEC head coaches that have a win vs Saban head to head. (there is only 1) I hate what our offense has looked like most of the past 3 years. The failures of RB and OL recruiting are nauseating. The lack of use of tempo for years is beyond comprehension. These and other decisions have led to losses that the auburn teams of the past several years should not have lost. There are things about Gus that make me crazy. But we do have to take a rational look at the world around us. I am fine with Gus being gone if he continues to drop the ball in 2019 - however acting like he is under qualified for this job is a bit laughable. Since there are 12 SEC coaches with 0 wins vs Saban and Gus has 2 - and they have both been in the middle of this dynasty in Ttown. my thought is... bama fans and Saban will both be happy the day Gus leaves auburn.
  5. 1993 Iron Bowl ... if I have to say anything further about that game, then you should just lose you membership to this website.
  6. He is the assistant head coach at the University of Kentucky. He appears to be doing well there.
  7. May i ask.... Other than saban.... who on this list do you feel lives up to their top 10 ranking? Urban is not the most successful coach in the country - he is up there, but I am sure people at OSU look at his success since arrival and at Saban and ask why they are paying him more for significantly fewer trophies. harbaugh is worse off than Malzahn in a much easier conference - but getting paid more. Has never won his conference and never sniffed the playoffs. Smart has 1 year of success with someone else's players (to this point - he is no more deserving than Tiny Tot (94) or Chiz (10)... they won with others recruits too) Mullen? has never even won a division or sniffed a chance to play for anything meaningful in the post season. Also, based on your logic - Gus is the 3rd highest paid coach in our DIVISION of our conference. So we should expect to finish 3rd every year? FYI - he won in last year.... Top 5 pay does not mean top 5 results. This is much more a commentary on WHERE they are coaching, (OSU, Bama, Michigan, A&M, ...) and what it takes to keep a coach at these schools - not their results ... The SEC makes more money than any other conference - year in and year out. You should expect that the SEC should have the most on this list every season - because of that. but it is also the toughest competition year in and year out. So if 5 of the top 10 payed come from the same conference - they cant also be 5 of the top 10 winning programs. That is just not how this works. I am all for high expectations, but lets at least keep the discussion reasonable.
  8. The fact that you think that determines the "type of person you are dealing with" - says a lot about you my friend. No piece of paper on a wall or color of jersey you are wearing (either in the stands, in your living room, or on the field) determines anything about the "type of person" that you are dealing with. But the fact that you allow such trivial things to determine your perspective on the quality of a person - points out that your reality is greatly skewed.
  9. My biggest issue.... is that we have stroked this topic into a 7 page discussion - without a single original thought posted in it. I hate the off season. Soooo long between spring game and fall practice.
  10. I thought he handled this perfectly. If you can't smile at this, perhaps we take some of this a bit too seriously. I am glad he carried out his end of the bet, and I love that he did it with a good attitude and had fun with it. Other than the jersey he wears, I have nothing but respect for this kid, the way he carries himself, the way he plays the game, and the way he has handled some very difficult circumstances. He is a winner - he may not be the best QB, but he is a winner.
  11. do you even read a thread before you post? or do you just see a thread that doesn't have your name in it so you feel the need to add your complaint. I am just disappointed that you did not manage to blame Gus or Jacobs a) for not signing the kid and b.) for the kids stupid decision and new criminal record. The kid almost killed someone being stupid and it may cost him any chance to play college football. too bad we didn't sign him? pretty sure that everyone else here (while wishing the kid the best and hoping that he learns from this mistake) is very glad that AU is NOT getting the publicity from this incident. At this moment I am very glad that AU did not sign him.
  12. Let me get this strait.... you are proposing that we sign 1 LB, 1 TE, 1 DE, and 3 OT in our last 2 spots? Brilliant! now if someone can just keep the NCAA from noticing - and happen to find 3 OTs that will sign with us - I think we have a new head of football recruiting.
  13. 41 Male Vestavia, AL I have been here for years, don't comment often - just when i feel like I have something to add. But reading and shaking my head at posts here daily.